Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature

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Clinic manager Angelle Harris walks in the front door of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Faced with drives of four hours or more to Fort Worth, Dallas, El Paso or out-of-state clinics, many women in West Texas and the Panhandle need at least two days to obtain an abortion _ a situation that advocates say exacerbates the challenges of arranging child care, taking time off work and finding lodging. Some end up sleeping in their cars. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

By Katherine Lester

Anti-abortion bills make their way through the Texas Legislature

What the heartbeat bill passed by the Senate could mean for Texans.